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Iranian researcher finds 73-million-year-old fossil near Kermanshah

Source: Tehran Times

Ronak Geravandi, a doctoral student and member of Scientific Board of Geology Department at Razi University of Kermanshah, has discovered a fossil belonging to Cretaceous period in 73 million years ago.

Ronak Geravandi

Geravandi, who is a PhD student of Geology, told reporters that during scientific examinations in sites near Kermanshah, she discovered fossils of family Caenolestidae cores and other non-coral fossils.

"To confirm my discovery, I contacted Professor Mohammed Aljamil, prominent Geology scientist from Cairo University and Jeddah University. He examined the information and the samples, and confirmed that these fossils belong to Cretaceous period in 73 million years ago," she added. "At that time, Kermanshah had been under a shallow sea," she asserted.

Kermanshah (View Larger Map)

Member of Scientific Board of Islamic Azad University of Kermanshah provided comments on the exact location of fossil discovery, and said that she would not reveal the location, for she would register the location as a geo-park as patent. "But, after registering the patent and confirmation by scientific authorities, students and university lecturers may see the location," she added.

It should be noted that Ronak Geravandi is inventor of bio-reactor airlift with mixer that washes out Kaolinite clay. She will register other inventions in the near future.

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